Hearing Enhancement System
The volume of any performance in the Marx Theatre can be raised thanks to Telex infrared assisted listening systems. This service is free and uses the same technology used for audio description in the Marx Theatre. Receivers can be picked up from a House Manager once inside the theatre.
We are excited to share that the Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre now has a Hearing Loop System! This system sends the production’s audio from an overhead microphone on stage (or from a performer’s microphone) directly into a hearing aid or cochlear implant. The system strives to provide a clearer, cleaner sound and does not require a headset, as it works with the T-Coil or Telecoil that many hearing aids come equipped with. A T-Coil is a tiny wireless receiver inside many hearing aids and is accessible via the programming button or switch on your aid. If you have never used your T-Coil, it is recommended that you consult your audiologist to confirm it has been activated and to learn how to access it. If you cannot access your T-Coil or do not have hearing aids, please ask one of our House Managers for a Loop Receiver which you can use to receive the system at the performance.
We are dedicated to providing the best service possible to our audience members. If you need further help, we would be happy to speak with your audiologist and assist in any way we can.
The Playhouse is fully equipped to accommodate patrons with mobility impairments in both theatres. A curbside drop-off area offers direct access to the street level Box Office, lobby and elevator to the theatre level.
Photo credits: Bruce Cromer and Nick Rose in A Christmas Carol; Photo by Mikki Schaffner. Promotional photos by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates. The cast of A Christmas Carol; Photo by Mikki Schaffner.